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Sonic Heroes

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure

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'Sonic Heroes' Dashes into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PST

This is the sharpest looking version of Sonic Heroes yet, and it offers up all the replay and entertainment value of its console counterparts. Sonic Heroes challenges gamers to control three characters simultaneously, each offering the unique individual ability of speed, power or flight. Multiple teams follow their own unique story paths across 14 massive stages. Their combined objective: to thwart the plans of Sonic's arch nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Eggman.

"As Sonic Heroes has been a terrific success on the console platforms, it made sense for SEGA to publish it on the PC," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of entertainment marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "High quality action-platform games are a rarity on the PC, and Sonic is arriving just in time for the holidays to fill that niche."

Sonic Heroes is designed to appeal to players of all ages and skill levels as they experiment with four unique teams comprised of classic Sonic friends and foes for a total of 12 playable characters. Sonic Heroes changes the face of Sonic the Hedgehog and action-platform games in general by offering innovative design while still maintaining the unrelenting action and speed that made the Sonic franchise so enduring over the years. Sonic Heroes also includes seven multi-player mini-games to ensure maximum replay value.

Since his birth 12 years ago, Sonic The Hedgehog has spanned several generations of videogame systems to appear in over 30 games that have sold more than 33 million units of software. Consistently a top-selling franchise, Sonic The Hedgehog continues to be a popular icon worldwide in 2004 and one of the most recognized and celebrated video game characters of all time.

Sonic Heroes is rated "E" for Everyone and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $19.95.


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